All Blog Posts Tagged 'wake' (2)

Willie Walsh's Wake

Willie Walsh was every inch the typical Mayo man, hardworking and well disposed to help his fellow villagers, and indeed it was just such an act of kindness which brought about his early demise.

Willie had often spoken of his fear of dying, especially if the Ban Sidhe should…

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Added by DJ Kelly on April 23, 2014 at 1:30am — 7 Comments

Snuff at a Wake and Other Pipe Dreams

While yet a teenager, I collected most of these clay pipes around Loughrea, in county Galway, some from the lake shore, some from under the water using a snorkel and mask, the smallest ones from the bottom of a hole I was digging in Elephant and Castle, while working as a student in…

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Added by Brian Nolan on December 16, 2013 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

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